Welcome to Lake Taupo Region

New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo, sits in the caldera of a volcano that began erupting about 300,000 years ago. The caldera was formed by a collapse during the Oruanui eruption about 26,500 years ago, which threw out 750 cu km of ash and pumice, making Krakatoa (8 cu km) look like a pimple.The last major cataclysm was in AD 180, shooting up enough ash into the atmosphere for the red skies to be noted by the... Read More

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